Kids, Ages 5-12, Nature Camps at Butterfly Pavilion

Join us during spring break for our out of school day camps below! *Please note, we close camp registration the Friday or Thursday before the camp start date at 12:00 pm, noon. You will not be able to sign up for camps after registration closes. Thank you for your understanding.*

Spring & Summer Camps Go Live on January 31st at 9:00 am!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent developments around COVID-19 in Colorado, Butterfly Pavilion has been following strict guidelines to keep campers and our staff safe. Please see our COVID-19 FAQ below. We are making many modifications and taking many precautions to continue providing a safe, fun in-person camp and we will update parents and this site if this changes.

Butterfly Pavilion Camp COVID-19 FAQ

2022 Summer Camp FAQ

Summer Camp Health Policy

Policy and Procedures

If you have questions or concerns, please email boram@butterflies.org.


 

Summer Nature Camps

 

Week 1: Junior Zookeeper; June 6th – June 10th

Have you ever wondered what a zookeeper does all day? Come spend a week of summer in the life of different zookeepers at Butterfly Pavilion!

Week 2: Critter Classification; June 13th – June 17th

Is a scorpion an arachnid? Is a snail a mollusk or crustacean? What is an octopus? Come spend the week with us as we learn the different orders that some of our favorite bugs are in, and be prepared, some might surprise you!

Week 3: Time Travelers; June 20th – June 24th

Why were the bugs so big in the Carboniferous Period? What caused the Cambrian Explosion? What new species evolved during the Paleozoic Era? Come spend the week with us and discover the giant bugs and cascading effects of the Paleozoic Era!

Week 4: Aquatic Adventures; June 27th – July 1st

What is the difference between the Great Barrier Reef and the Florida Reef Tract? What animals live in the Everglades? Come spend the week with us as we learn all about the incredible water ecosystems and water animals around the world! *The typical water day at the end of the week will be determined based on the current status of the environment and how much precipitation we receive in the previous months* 

Week 5: One Day Camps; July 5th – July 8th

July 4th – HOLIDAY, NO CAMP

July 5th – Spider Day: What is the difference between a spider and a tarantula? What is the biggest and smallest spider? Come spend the day with us as we learn all about spiders and get to see some in real life!

July 6th – Roly Poly Day: Is a roly poly an insect? Do roly pollies only live in the dirt? Come spend the day with us as we learn all about these incredible bugs that can curl up into a ball!

July 7th – Animal Senses: What are antennae used for? How many colors can a Mantis Shrimp see? Come spend the day with us and discover the incredible animal senses and how they are different from ours!

July 8th – Conservation Day: What is conservation? How can conservation help our favorite animals? Come spend the day with us and discover all the ways that we can help our favorite animals with conservation!

Week 6 (Repeat Week 1 Theme): Junior Zookeeper; July 11th – July 15th

Have you ever wondered what a zookeeper does all day? Come spend a week of summer in the life of different zookeepers at Butterfly Pavilion!

Week 7 (Repeat Week 2 Theme): Critter Classification; July 18th – July 22nd

Is a scorpion an arachnid? Is a snail a mollusk or crustacean? What is an octopus? Come spend the week with us as we learn the different orders that some of our favorite bugs are in, and be prepared, some might surprise you!

Week 8 (Repeat Week 3 Theme): Time Travelers; July 25th – July 29th

Why were the bugs so big in the Carboniferous Period? What caused the Cambrian Explosion? What new species evolved during the Paleozoic Era? Come spend the week with us and discover the giant bugs and cascading effects of the Paleozoic Era!

Week 9 (Repeat Week 4 Theme): Aquatic Adventures; August 1st – August 5th

What is the difference between the Great Barrier Reef and the Florida Reef Tract? What animals live in the Everglades? Come spend the week with us as we learn all about the incredible water ecosystems and water animals around the world! *The typical water day at the end of the week will be determined based on the current status of the environment and how much precipitation we receive in the previous months* 

Week 10: Bugs in Pop Culture; August 8th – August 12th

What bugs inspired A Bug’s Life? Are the bugs in Animal Crossing accurate? Are the bugs in Pokémon based on real animals? Come spend the week with us and discover how bugs have influenced our favorite games and movies!


Day Camp Pricing

Please note: Payment is due at the time of registration. Scholarships are available for up to 50% of camp cost for qualifying students. If you are applying for a scholarship, you must fill out the scholarship application form.

  • Full Day 9am-4pm: Non-member: $60, member $50
  • Half Day: 9am-12pm: Non-member $36, member $30
  • Full Week Full Day 9am-4pm: Non-member: $265, member $240
  • Full Week Half Day: 9am-12pm: Non-member: $155, member $135

Extended Care Options

  • Early Drop Off (8 am – 8:45 am): $10
  • Late Pick Up (4:15 – 5:00 pm): $10

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Butterfly Pavilion camps are designed to provide memorable experiences that connect kids to nature and encourage an appreciation for science. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

All Butterfly Pavilion camps feature…

  • Hands-on activities that are engaging, informative, appeal to a variety of interests and abilities.
  • Opportunities to explore Butterfly Pavilion and experience the plants and animals that call it home.
  • Fun and exciting topics representing a range of STEAM disciplines.
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced counselors who will inspire, and care for, your camper.
  • Content is intended for children ages 5-12 years old

 

Special thanks to our camp sponsor!